Monday, October 24, 2011

Question of the Day--New Characters in the Keepers?

Six more days until Keepers debut!

FAQ--Are there any new characters in the second book?

I think it would be difficult to write a sequel using only the characters from the first book. When you add a new world, that becomes impossible.

In The Light of Asteria, Nora and Gavin spent the majority of their time surrounded by only their clan. We didn't get a chance to meet the thousands of kinsmen that live in the castle, the servants, the leaders, or even the Elite Guard. And trust me, they are all there, in the back of my head, just waiting to be explored. :-)

I could spent years fleshing out characters and roaming the countryside, and while I'm sure I'd find it fascinating, the rest of the world would be bored senseless. Trying to create a believable world while not overwhelming the reader is difficult at best, and so I went back to the basics, only introducing those that drive the story forward.   

To be honest, these new characters in The Secret of the Keepers that are so strong I struggled finding words to do them justice. They are an amazing addition to Gavin and Nora and I can hardly wait to share them with you!


  1. I am anxiously awaiting the release! Trust me when I say I will be one of the first to buy it(once its available for my Kindle). If I thought Amanda Hockings Trylle trilogy will be good as a movie HOLY COW KEEPERS! I swear when you have this world/people/stories all told that you wanted PLEASE look into making these a movie. The Keepers blow Amanda Hockings trilogy out of the water. SERIOUSLY! Hers are good but you just manage to invoke SO much emotion and feeling it would be a shame to let such vivid characters and their home NOT be exlpored on the big screen. I hope you and your books get snatched up.

  2. From your lips to the movie producers ears! Thanks so much for the support! You've truly made my day! :-)

  3. I have to say the new additions are even better!!! One in particular has quickly become a favorite of mine :) So very well done!